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Digital Content Internship, Mason City, IA

The Mason City Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a part-time social media intern for the spring semester. We offer flexible schedules for great experience with opportunities to meet great contacts in the North Iowa business community for students majoring in public relations, business, journalism, and communications.  Interns will work approximately 15 - 20 hours/week. Interns are eligible for a weekly stipend.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Monitor websites at least three times per week and update as needed/requested (,

  • Update PowerPoint presentation for lobby
  • Update Facebook accounts (Mason City Chamber of Commerce, North Iowa Band Festival, River City Sculptures on Parade, Inc., Mason City Blue Zones Project)
  • Update Twitter accounts
  • Update LinkedIn accounts
  • Utilize Hootsuite to generate monthly reports
• Engage more fan and followers by achieving more personal interaction (1 comment, like or re-tweet for each post)
• Post to each Facebook fan page at least twice per week, but may occasionally include more frequent posting.
• Update each organization's Twitter page at least five times per week.
• Identify ways to reach other similar businesses/organizations throughout the state and nation (make posts on other vendors fan pages)
• Track insights and link clicks to develop a report of the effects of social networking. Include demographics, fans/followers, feedback, etc.
• As needed, attend and assist with Chamber events such as Annual Meeting, Operation Thank You, North Iowa Band Festival, etc. 
• Research
• Assist with other projects as needed
Preferred Experience:
• Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite.
• Bonus: InDesign, Illustrator and/or Photoshop software.
Applicants should send resumes with cover letters and references to:
Kara Ruge, Marketing & Leadership Development Director
Mason City Chamber of Commerce
9 North Federal Avenue
Mason City, IA  50401


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